UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus 2019

Updated By Nupur Kaushik on 08 Apr, 2019 17:18

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UPSC IFS 2019 Syllabus

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has defined the syllabus for IFS exam in detail for the test takers. A syllabus is that portion of an examination without which the essence of preparation and participation becomes zero. UPSC IFS 2019 syllabus is different for both Preliminary and Mains exams. Candidates willing to be recruited in Forestry Services should have a good understanding of the syllabus of UPSC IFS 2019. If candidates are aware of the syllabus, then the preparation for the examination becomes easy and smooth. The syllabus helps in understanding the portions of the subjects that will combine to form the question paper of the UPSC IFS examination. It will also help in understanding the means of How to Prepare for UPSC IFS 2019

Candidates can take a look at the entire IFS Syllabus here and start preparing according to the sections and subjects defined. The detailed paper-wise UPSC IFS 2019 syllabus for the Preliminary exam and Mains examination is specified below:

UPSC IFS Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2019

Paper: I - General Studies

Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Social Sector Initiatives, Poverty, Demographics, Inclusion, etc.

Indian and World Geography - Economic Geography of India and the World, Social and Physical

General Science

Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Public Policy, Political System, Rights Issues, Panchayati Raj, etc.

History of India and Indian National Movement

General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

Current Events of National and International importance


Paper: II - General Studies

Decision Making and Problem Solving

General Mental Ability

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills


Basic Numeracy, Data Interpretation

IFS Mains Exam Syllabus 2019

General English Syllabus (Paper 1)

  • Essay and Passages

  • General understanding of English and everyday use of words.

General Knowledge (Paper 2)

  • The syllabus of Paper 2 involves information on current events happening around the world.

  • This paper includes questions based on topics such as Indian Polity, Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of Nature.

  • Paper 3, 4, 5, 6 of UPSC IFS are optional subjects as opted by the candidates. Candidates have to choose any optional from the subjects like Chemistry, Agriculture, Botany, Geology, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Statistics, Zoology.

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